Eenie Meanie Beanie Weeny was the first tune Rich wrote when he realized he wanted to put together a funk/jazz band. This is also the chart that got him started (with a vengeance) dovetailing the rhythm instrument figures with the horn lines and starting to think a little more like Horace Silver when it comes to arranging for a small jazz band. And if that wasn’t enough, this is also Rich’s debut as a lyricist; you can hear him sing this tune in the sound clip below.
330 written measures, ♩ = 200, level of difficulty is intermediate to advanced. The solo changes are a sort of long-form minor blues that are fairly easy for blowing. There is a soli section with one particularly tricky figure that might take some wood-shedding for most mortal musicians.
Written with solo space for four soloists and can easily be opened up for even more soloists.
Parts come as a PDF file that you will be able to download upon submission of your order.
All our funk band charts have similar instrumentation, and this chart calls for:
Hammond B3 Organ
5-String Electric Bass
This chart comes in a PDF that you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.
Here is the entire track from the Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band Conspiracy CD: